We're two weeks late with this, but then again we don't keep up as well as we should with Ron Paul/hot gay man-on-man sex stories.
But in Bruno, the upcoming semi-sequel to Borat, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly tries to seduce Paul with champagne, caviar and dancing. It doesn't work, if you define "doesn't work" as Ron Paul sprinting from the room saying "This guy is a queer!"
Slate has the details:
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Cut to a nondescript hotel suite where Bruno sits across from Ron Paul. After a brief exchange of pleasantries, a light blows out on the set. Bruno apologizes for the technical difficulties and suggests that he and Paul wait in the other room while the crew fixes the light.
The other room, it turns out, is a bedroom. The lighting is low, and the film is now grainy--not unlike a sex tape--as it cuts to a hidden spy camera. There's a spread of Champagne and strawberries and caviar on a table.
Bruno tells Paul to make himself comfortable. Paul sits down on the bed.
Bruno turns on some music and starts dancing. Paul is visibly uneasy but doesn't say anything at first. He picks up a newspaper and pretends to read it. "You can tell at each weird gay detail, he [chalks] it up to, This guy is European," says one of the attendees.
Finally, Paul asks what's going on. "Don't worry about it, Dr. Paul," says Bruno, who then unbuckles his belt and drops his pants. At that point, Paul snaps up and storms out of the room.
As Paul is walking away, you can hear him say, several times, something like, "This guy is a queer!" "The word queer comes out of his mouth three or four times," says an attendee.
All class, that Ron Paul.
Paul's press secretary complains to Slate that the Bruno producers were duplicitous in getting the interview, which is really like complaining that a Metallica concert had too many loud songs.
But, seeing how Texas always does its best to help out Borat or Ali G, we shouldn't be surprised that we're continuing the tradition with Bruno.